XGN022 comes from a man who's well known for his solid production and atmospheric creations on labels such as Covert Operations, Nerve, Offshore, Breakbeat Science and Orgone. ICR delivers two drum soaked tracks, both with the crisp breaks, subtle melodies and deep pads which are often found in his sound.
'Shinumade Tatakau', the A side to this release features a well executed Japanese/Samurai vibe with the subtle percussion flowing amongst the sharp, intense drumwork. Diligent pads and hard edged string phrases drift in and out , polishing off a flowing assailment of Shaolin beats.
The flipside 'Even When Your Shadow Leaves You' has a more solemn touch to it. Soft, floaty pads are accompanied by a melange of blips and bells. Some clean, flowing breaks join in with the warm bass finishing off this smooth abstracted track.
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December 20, 2012 Subject:
This is some moody Drum & Bass but I like it.
July 30, 2006 Subject:
Reviewed on Gratisvibes.com
This is the first time Iâve heard such a wonderful combination of ambient sounds with incredibly programmed drum and bass patterns. From the break heavy track Shinumade Tatakau to the slick transitions of Even When Your Shadow Leaves You, this EP doesnât disappoint and totally blows your mind. Give it a listen. You may suddenly find drum and bass music as a genre to be all that more listenable.
Even When Your Shadow Leaves You Behind
This 6 minutes plus track is the main course of this EP. I like it for the ambient sounds employed. The atmosphere in this track is less dark than the first track. I also like the way the bass just slams down onto the floor of the track.